Speakers at NIC2012

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Jimmy Andersson
Crayon Sweden
Chief Architect Microsoft, MVP

Speaker bio

Jimmy Andersson has been awarded the title MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft Redmond the last twelve years for his work with Windows Server and Security. Jimmy focus on Directory Services and there are only a few people in the world in this MVP group. In April 2005 he was also awarded Secondary Security MVP by the Security Business Unit at Microsoft, secondary means that he still focuses on Active Directory but is proficient in the security area.

He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars around the world. Often he is hired to do high-end training for consultants/companies that already have taken all the MOC courses. For those sessions he writes his own training materials and it can be based on client specific requirements if needed. The usual role Jimmy gets as a consultant is Reviewer/Technical PM/Architect, his extensive experience with enterprise projects has given him the know-how which is important to make it a successful project.

Jimmy is often hired by Microsoft as external Directory Services expert when their customers are starting AD migrations/consolidations and also when they need reviews of existing environments and troubleshooting. The length of these contracts varies from hours to months depending on his availability and their needs. He is also the co-author of the MS Press book: Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit.

Kent Agerlund
Coretech A/S
Enterprise Administrator, MVP

Speaker bio

Kent Agerlund lives in Denmark and travels the world as a Senior Configuration Manager, consultant and Trainer for Coretech A/S. Kent has been working with SMS since 1996 and as a trainer since 1992. Kent is a Microsoft Configuration Manager MVP and certified MCSA/MCSE/MCTS/MCITP Enterprise Administrator/MCT.

Ingar Kopperud
Crayon Norway
Senior Consultant

Speaker bio

Ingar Kopperud is a senior consultant, working with system management products since 1999 and within Crayon since 2005.

Ingar primarily works with System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment where he has followed the evolution since SMS 2003 with OSDFP and BDD Enterprise. Ingar has designed and deployed Configuration Manager and OS deployment solutions for many companies, including some of the largest in public and private sector, in the Nordics

Mark Arnold
Systems Engineer, MVP

Speaker bio

Mark Arnold is a Consulting Systems Engineer for NetApp, specializing in Microsoft applications on the NetApp platform. He has worked for a variety of system integrators and NetApp partners in the United Kingdom and now advises NetApp customers and partners in the Pennsylvania tri-state area on how to get the best from their Microsoft applications on NetApp storage. He is active in the Exchange community forums and has been a Microsoft MVP for Exchange server since 2001.

Jan Egil Ring
Crayon Norway
Senior Consultant, MVP

Speaker bio

Jan Egil Ring is a senior consultant, trainer, speaker, and Windows PowerShell MVP at Crayon Norway. He maintains a blog where he shares scripts and writes about different technologies that he works with. He is also a contributor to the Microsoft Technology User Group (MTUG) in Norway.

Ronald Beekelaar
Virsoft Solutions
Independent Consultant, MVP

Speaker bio

Ronald Beekelaar is an independent consultant from The Netherlands, with extensive experience in Windows Server security, network infrastructure design, and virtual machine technology.

He is a frequent presenter at international industry events including Microsoft TechEd, covering topics related to the Microsoft Forefront products, and Server virtualization (Hyper-V). Ronald built a Hyper-V lab hosting solution that is used by Microsoft to run and host the hands-on-labs at all large public Microsoft events, such as MMS, TechEd, SharePoint Conference, etc. Ronald is MCSE, MCT, and MVP in both Windows Security and Virtual Machine technology.

Brian Komar
IdentIT Inc
Security Architect, MVP

Speaker bio

Brian Komar is the president of IdentIT Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Public Key Infrastructure design and implementation and identity integration solutions. Brian partners with Microsoft on several ventures, authoring material for Microsoft???s Prescriptive Architecture Guides, writing PKI white papers for Microsoft???s Security team, and working as a principal consultant for the Microsoft Center of Excellence enterprise PKI design engagements.

Brian is a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences such as Microsoft Tech???Ed, Microsoft IT Forum, and Windows IT Pro Magazine Connections.

Brian Desmond
Moran Technology Consulting
Senior Consultant, MVP

Speaker bio

Brian Desmond is an Industry recognized Active Directory and Exchange expert with diverse global background.

Over the past several years, Brian has had the opportunity to design, implement, and manage Active Directory, Exchange, and Identity Lifecycle Manager solutions for customers across the public sector, K-12 and higher education, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals verticals ranging up to 500,000 seats in size.

He will share his knowledge with us during NIC2012. Check out http://briandesmond.com/ for more information about Brian.

Johan Arwidmark
Knowledge Factory
Chief Technical Architect, MVP

Speaker bio

Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technical Architect with Knowledge Factory. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.
Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in deployment communities like deploymentresearch.com and myitforum.com, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Setup & Deployment.
Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple "Real World" scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Solutions, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr.

Thomas Lee
PowerShell Expert, MVP

Speaker bio

Thomas Lee is a veteran PowerShell MVP who has been involved in the PowerShell community since the very beginning. He provides training and consultancy around a range of Microsoft products, with a recent focus on PowerShell and Lync Server.Thomas delivers PowerShell training courses around the world, and has been a speaker at conferences across the globe for the past decade. In his spare time, he lives with his wife, daughter, and wine cellar in a small cottage in the UK.

Christian Dinesen
Enterprise architect

Speaker bio

Christian Dinesen is an enterprise architect responsible for the Consulting Services in Denmark.

Christian has more than 15 years of industry experience from multinational companies, where he primarily
worked with the design and operation of Active Directory, Exchange, and security infrastructure gapping
between business and technology. Focus beyond this has been the Identity Management, and Compliance,
where he has a broad knowledge of various vendors and solutions.

Christian has worked with infrastructure and system management since mid-nineties at businesses critical
and strategic IT projects both as a Subject Matter Expert and Trusted Advisor as well as working as project
management for large international IT and transition and transformation projects.

Christian has previously worked at Quest Software and has a huge insight in their transition and
management software.

Bernt Lervik
Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Services
Enterprise Architect

Speaker bio

Bernt Lervik is an Enterprise Architect working for Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Services. Over the years he has accumulated more than a decade worth of experience in the operations management space. He first started working with the Microsoft toolsets during the Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 beta.

St??le Hansen
Atea Norway
UC Architect, MVP

Speaker bio

St??le Hansen is a Unified Communications Architect at Atea Norway. The last six years he has been able to focus on LCS, OCS, Lync, Exchange 2003/2007/2010 and now Office 365.?? As a member of Microsoft Speakers Community in Norway he is a frequent speaker with both technical and business perspectives. St??le is an MCT and a Lync MVP and has co-authored a Lync Administration and Troubleshooting deep dive course at http://LyncLab.org. He also maintains a blog where he shares notes from the field at http://msunified.net

Kristian Nese
Uni Micro AS
Cloud Architect, MVP

Speaker bio

Kristian Nese works as a CIO and Scientist at Uni Micro AS. A core part of his job is to design, architect, and implement cloud computing to support business requirements and to evaluate the latest and best technology available. Kristian has been working with Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Windows Azure since the early beta-days and has several certifications. He is often used by Microsoft both national and global as a speaker and writer on cloud computing. 2011 he received the Microsoft MVP award on System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Johan Pellicaan
i365 EMEA
Managing Director

Speaker bio

Johan Pellicaan is i365???s Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), providing the cohesive link for i365 European affiliates in the company???s rapidly expanding international network. Johan joined i365 in July 2010. Johan brings to i365 over 25 years??? diverse business experience including working with international corporate development and go-to-market models. Prior to joining i365, Johan built and managed the global Duet field incubation team while Director for Microsoft Office Business Applications in EMEA. Prior to joining Microsoft, he led international operations for ProClarity, a global business intelligence software provider (acquired by Microsoft in 2006). Before then he held various sales, marketing, and product management roles at ICT Group/Incotec, Holco Software (Philips Data Systems), and Gestetner.

Peter Bats
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Strategic Alliance Manager

Speaker bio

Peter has been at Citrix for the last 13 years. He has had a range of different possessions in Citrix from Systems Engineer, team leader for Server Virtualization to the possession today as Senior Solutions Architect-Global Alliances. Peter is the focal point for all technology aspects around being a true Citrix Technical Evangelist. His is nick-named by his friends and colleagues as the ???Professor???, based on his in-depth knowledge of OSes, storage, systems, networking, and hypervisors. This is based on his years long experience in companies like DEC and Compaq before joining Citrix in areas as development of Windows NT 3.1 on Alpha processors, development of Windows NT Clustering, engineering and development of Prioris and ProLiant servers. You might have encountered him during international IT events where you can find him regularly as a speaker. Peter, Dutch of origin, enjoys the beauties of life at his home in Turin, Italy.

Lasse Pettersson
Senior Consultant, MVP

Speaker bio

Lasse work?? as a senior Unified Communications?? Consultant, specializing in Exchange, Lync and Office Communication Server. He started in the computer business 25 years ago writing software. He has worked with Exchange since version 5. He does all kind of jobs with Exchange and Lync, installations, migrations, upgrades, troubleshooting, and teaching. Lasse is also a long time Exchange server MVP.

Magnus Lindkvist
Chief Security Advisor

Speaker bio

Magnus Lindkvist is working at Microsoft as Chief Security Advisor (CSA). Magnus is a Microsoft veteran with a technical background in support and infrastructure solutions. Magnus work as a CSA primarily is around giving customers advises around security process, technologies and cloud solutions. Magnus has also worked at Microsoft corporation in Redmond as program manager at Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). At MSRC Magnus was responsible for all the security updates around Windows and Office.

Doug Hazelman
Veeam Software
Vice President of Product Strategy

Speaker bio

Doug Hazelman is the Vice President of Product Strategy for Veeam Software. Doug shares his expertise via his blog, VeeamMeUp, and other social media outlets. Doug has spoken about virtualization management at VMworld 2008 and 2009, the Nordic Virtualization Conference, Interop, and other events including regional VMUG meetings. He has also appeared on VMworld.com's "Ask the Experts."

Jakob Gotlieb Svendsen
Coretech A/S
Senior Consultant

Speaker bio

Jakob is a Senior Consultant, Trainer and Chief Developer at Coretech A/S, where he is one of the driving forces, in keeping Coretech a System Center Gold Partner and member of the System Center Alliance. Since he started at Coretech in 2007, he has focused on Scripting and Development, primarily developing tools, extensions and scripts for the System Center Suite. His main product focus is System Center Orchestrator, the former Opalis, a product he has been invited to speak about at different summits and user group meetings, becoming a renowned voice in his field. He is passionately devoted to the community, for which he contributes to, by being a moderator at TechNet, member of the TechNet Influencers team and sharing his knowledge at http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs

Olav Tvedt
EDB Ergogroup
Advisor/Architect, MVP

Speaker bio

A popular speaker in Microsoft Norway???s TechNet rounds for many years and other event all over Norway and the world. Latest seen in both the European and the North American TechED. Olav is a MVP in the Setup and Deployment field and working with infrastructure technologies. Olav is working for EDB Ergogroup as an Advisor/Architect with consultant experience working in large part of the world.

Alex de Jong
IT professional, MVP

Speaker bio

Alex de Jong is a natural born geek and is freelancer for Microsoft. Next to delivering technical sessions at international events he is often hired as a Trainer and Consultant. He speaks regularly at Technet Intracks, Microsoft Partner events, product launches and User Group Seminars. Alex focuses on network- and computer management products such as Windows Intune, SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM and Windows 7 deployment tools. Alex also is a contributing author on the Dutch Microsoft IT Pro Community blog: blogs.microsoft.nl/blogs/itprocommunity/default.aspx. Alex distinguishes himself with his passion for technology and the gift to entertain audiences with complex technologies, even during the ???just after lunch sessions???. Alex is owner of AlexdeJong.com. More information on his work and a session schedule can be found on his website alexdejong.com

Robert Hedblom
Office IT-Partner

Speaker bio

Robert Hedblom is a Senior Security Consultant Expert regarding Disaster Recovery Strategies; he has received the MVP award and was the first MVP for DPM in Sweden. He is a consultant, author, instructor and an Microsoft geek. Robert was involved in the only DPM 2010 book released and is a co-author for the DPM 2012 book that will be release shortly. He is used as a trainer and Robert wrote the DPM2010 training and is writing the DPM2012 training for Cornerstone in Sweden. Robert runs the blog robertanddpm.blogspot.com and is often seen on the DPM TechNet forum and Microsoft seminars as a speaker.

Nicolai Henriksen
EDB Ergogroup
Chief Infrastructure Architect, MVP

Speaker bio

Configuration Manager MVP and Chief Infrastructure Architect at EDB Ergogroup. Have been working with Microsoft Technology since 1994. Started in 2003 with SMS and then SCCM. Work mostly with SCCM and FEP in large to Enterprise Windows 7 deployment projects World Wide. Microsoft Speaker at events like Techdays, Technet Live, NIC etc.


Martin Lidholm
Uclarity AB
Product Manager, MVP

Speaker bio

Martin Lidholm works as a product manager for Uclarity AB for IT-Communication. Martin was the first Lync MVP in sweden. As a highly respected Unified communication architect, Martin har unique experience to realise and implement complex solution for both national and international customers. Martin has thirteen years of experience within communication and collaboration.

Anders Asp
Lumagate AB
Senior Consultant

Speaker bio

Anders has been working with Service Manager since the first beta release. He has been engaged in the Microsoft TAP for both SCSM2010 and SCSM2012. Anders was rewarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award in 2011 and he writes about Service Manager on his blog scsm.se

Miha Kralj
Microsoft Enterprise Services
Director in Office of CTO

Speaker bio

Miha Kralj is a Director in Office of CTO of Microsoft Enterprise Services, responsible for the development, growth, and vitality of the CTO community in Microsoft Enterprise Services and for the professional development, collaboration, and qualification of technical leaders across Microsoft subsidiaries worldwide. Miha has broad and versatile skills and competencies in planning, delivery, and support of complex IT solutions integrating many technology and processes. As a Certified Distinguished Architect, Miha focuses on architectural frameworks and infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on their transformative power when applied on the global scale. With Microsoft since 1998, Miha gathered his experience across various countries in Central and Western Europe, New Zealand, Australia, South-East Asia and Americas. Miha resides in Redmond, WA, where he enjoys gloomy and cold weather of US Pacific Northwest.

Simon Veale
Oxford Computer Group
IAM Expert

Speaker bio

Simon has worked with identity management technologies since the early days of directory services in the late ???80s. Prior to joining Oxford Computer Group he was the pre-sales technical lead for identity solutions at Microsoft UK. With extensive experience spanning all industries, Simon has worked on or led multi-million pound, globally distributed, directory and email service deployments. His extensive knowledge of directory and identity-related technologies, especially those offered by Microsoft, leaves him ideally placed to both advise on and implement identity management solutions today
Morten Holsve Johansen
HP Norway
ESSN CloudSystem

Speaker bio

Morten Holsve Johansen has more than 20 years of industry experience in infrastructure, software and service provisioning in several roles and corporations.

Conrad Murray
Binary Tree UK
Senior Solution Architect

Speaker bio

Conrad Murray is a Senior Solution Architect based in Europe. Conrad has worked on Migration and Coexistence projects for over 3 years and was heavily involved in one of the largest Notes to Exchange migrations ever undertaken at 170,000 users that was essentially the grandfather of the VENOM/MOVE to process used by Microsoft to migrate to Office 365 Dedicated and also by Binary Tree???s own Remote hosted Migration solution to Office 365 Multi-tenant. Conrad Murray is a MCITP in Exchange 2010 and a Certified Lotus Professional for Domino System Administration Release 4 thru 7

Anders Ravnholt
Microsoft Corporation
Senior Business Development Manager

Speaker bio

Anders Ravnholt has been with Microsoft for 6 years in different roles, as a consultant, Tech Sales and now works as a Business Development Manager for the System Center product group. His expertise???s includes Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Data Protection Manager, Orchestrator and Virtulization. Today Anders manages bridging the field with our business to ensure proper readiness of the field on Data Center & Cloud is in place; creating a vehicle for the field to demo/use our System Center & virtualization products. Driving customer/partner/field feedback into product planning focusing on Service Centric/Datacenter automation, green computing and User Centric client computing. Anders has presented at numerous conferences among these Microsoft Management Summit, Campus Days, TechEd and TechReady.



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